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post #1 of 19 Old 02-23-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Water in fuel msg on 06 F350 diesel?

Im sure its been asked before.. but

My 06 has 24,400 miles on it today. I bought it with less than 4k miles, assuming the fuel filters were "original" at that time, i changed them BOTH with new motorcraft ones at 23,000 miles. They wernt totally dirty, but not very clean.

Now 1,400 miles later, im getting Water in Fuel message that pops up on the dash while driving around, it was 25-34degrees out while this was happening, i saw no performance affects at all.

Could the water need to be drained from the lower filter ALREADY?

Or is it most likely the Hess 40cetane rating diesel i last filled up on 100 miles ago had a lot in it?


Does the sensor trigger when the water separator is FILLED or when it detects moisture in the incoming fuel?


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I'd pull the fuel pump/ primary filter drain plug and see what ya get.
You could get bad fuel anywhere! I'd hate to think HESS due to the fact I use them 90% of the time. Hope It's Minor

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Well if you have the light.. then you over some sort of limit in the HFCM. Take a allen key and drain that. You should beable to see the differance between the water and the fuel. Drain it and then plug it back up... and see if thelight turns off. I had it happen to me.. and I drianed it and everything was cool. I called the local FSE i know and he instructed me to drain that ASAP.
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I was told that wen the separator gets to certan level it throws the light.

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New guy here . . . . my sensor has been coming on every time I start it. And everyday I drain the separator. My dealer says that it has gone bad, First he said that it is so sensitive that the smallest amount of water will set it off so just keep draining it. Now after my numerous amount of phone calls he says that it has gone bad.

Now I ask you all, is it covered under warranty.

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New guy here . . . . my sensor has been coming on every time I start it. And everyday I drain the separator. My dealer says that it has gone bad, First he said that it is so sensitive that the smallest amount of water will set it off so just keep draining it. Now after my numerous amount of phone calls he says that it has gone bad.

Now I ask you all, is it covered under warranty.
Why would it not be covered..you have a 2007.
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Why would it not be covered..you have a 2007.
LMAO, looks like a frozen '07 to boot...

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I have never had to deal with a warranty issue before. This is the whole reason why I waited so long to buy a 6.0L.

Anyway, I just got off the phone with the Dealer, they said bring it in and that it will take just a couple of minutes to fix. Must not be much to it. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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Well i havnt driven it yet, but i did pull the plug.

The first 3-4 seconds it looked like pure water rushed out in a hurry. Id say between 4-8 ounces at least. It had to be from this last filled tank at the Hess pump. Its a big station too :/

On another thing, the other day, on this same "crap fuel", i started the truck, showed 89 miles left right, it was "close to E" but not yet. I drove ~7 miles and it started bombing down to 60 miles, then 50/low fuel light, 40, another mile and 31, another mile and 24, im thinking, good god, the needle isnt on the E mark yet like it normally gets to easy, but im going to run out in 2 miles at this rate..

Suddenly, it jumps back up to 85 miles left, could that be the water/moisture in the fuel messing with the fuel level sensor?, the truck has seemed to run fine, i guess because the separator took all the water out already


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Yeah, ever since my Water in Fuel warning started acting up my "miles left" has been way out-of-wack.

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